The Maryland Public Service Commission is fining PEPCO $1 million dollars for its service reliability problems, according to Associated Press.
The commission charges PEPCO failed to maintain its system properly and subjected customers to long outages too often. The case was initiated after the PSC received an unusually high number of complaints from customers and elected officials regarding Pepco's reliability after power outages in 2010.
In addition to the fine, the PSC's order requires Pepco to file a detailed work plan for the next five years that includes measures to improve communications and service restoration.
Pepco will not appeal the decision, the company tells AP.
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